With a Masters in Counseling Psychology and Transformative Language Arts, Patricia Fontaine taught Women’s Studies and social justice for 20 years. She currently teaches classes using expressive art and writing as a creative refuge for those in transition, or those living with illness and their care partners. Patricia has navigated a medley of cancers. She recently self-published a book of cancer poems, Lifting My Shirt; and two collections of student work, Healing Art & Writing: Using Creativity To Meet Illness. More information at www.patriciafontaine.com.